Bicester Eco-Town

Crest Nicholson and A2 Dominion unveil £80m eco-town JV

15 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

North West Bicester scheme will deliver 232 homes, 30% affordable

Solar panels

Renewables firm collapses owing nearly £50m

1 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

28 job losses after Larkfleet Group subsidiary calls in liquidators


Flood in York 2015

Flooding resilience: watch the Big Debate

27 Apr 17

On 5 April industry experts debated the future of flood resilience in the UK – watch the debate here

Wavin's AquaCell used at Barton Park, Oxford

Sponsored feature on flood risk: Troubled waters

20 Dec 16 | By Andrew Brister

As the UK prepares for the next wave of winter storms, there is growing awareness of the need to improve the resilience of properties to protect against devastating floods. Andrew Brister reports on the action plan devised by the recent Bonfield Review and looks at some of the emerging solutions

Contrioversially, the plumes of the world-famous Trafalgar Square fountains have now been significantly reduced from this height to minimise water evaporation

Water features: Making a splash

20 Apr 16 | By Ike Ijeh

Technological advances mean we can now enjoy the spectacle of water without any of the misgivings about waste


Steve Douglas

Grenfell review must be considered and fearless

20 Jul 17 | By Steve Douglas

Politicians and professionals must be responsible and forensic in seeking the truth

Steve Burns

Five tips for fending off dreaded ‘scope creep’

18 Jul 17 | By Steve Burns

There will always be changes to projects as they progress, but there are steps architects can take to ensure alterations do not derail the scheme

Jon Leach

What this year's Serpentine Pavilion means

14 Jul 17 | By Amy Koerbel, Michael Orr, Jon Leach

The secrets behind this year’s Serpentine Pavilion and how the team meets a deadline of only 20 weeks

Martin Townsend

Election manifestos need quality

11 May 17 | By Martin Townsend

Quality sustainable design and construction need to be backed in party manifestos if Brexit is going to be a success

Julian Sutherland

Sustainability the right way round

2 May 17 | By Julian Sutherland

We’ve been setting standards to make buildings more sustainable as if they were ends in themselves

Jonathan Shaw

How to improve a building's EPC rating

18 Apr 17 | By Jonathan Shaw

The industry needs to be prepared for legislative changes under which some buildings would become unlawful

Mike Chaldecott

Stop, collaborate and listen

13 Apr 17 | By Mike Chaldecott

Sharing ideas around sustainability, off-site technology and other innovations could help the industry to thrive after Brexit

Barny Evans

Should energy use be increased if it boosts productivity?

28 Mar 17 | By Barny Evans

When thinking about the function of a particular building it is important to remember sometimes increasing energy use may be beneficial

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population